Amauris niavius dominicanus - Friar

Species details:

Note: Flying year round.
This species is mimicked by other butterflies such as the female Papilio dardanus cenea f. hippocoonides (Mocker swallowtail), Hypolimnas anthedon wahlbergi (Variable diadem) and female Eunanthe wakefieldi (Forest Queen).
Distribution: Eastern Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa as far as KwaZulu-Natal.
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Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 48.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 38.

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Amauris niavius dominicanus.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=401440, retrieved 24 July 2017

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